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Spider Wasp

Auplopus mellipes


Small wasp. About 1" long. Jittery. Orange legs. Black body. Triad of eye spots between its compound eyes. Video shows mandibles in action


Found in our home. I keep getting errors on the YouTube here - don't know why. Here is the video:

1 Species ID Suggestions

Heather R
Heather R 5 years ago
Spider wasp
Auplopus mellipes Species Auplopus mellipes - BugGuide.Net

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freelancing 5 years ago

I think you were right the first time. The subspecies has orange on its head - my specimen's head is all black.

Heather R
Heather R 5 years ago

RE: my ID suggestion -
there is also a subspecies (A. mellipes ssp. mellipes),
so it could be this one instead.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2016
Submitted on Jul 25, 2016

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